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Rock n' Roll Timeline

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Rebecca Wegerink

on 19 May 2010

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1946 Disc jockeys started playing "black" music Black people started Rock N' Roll Black energy and white energy co mingled BB King got his first record in Memphis A young man walked into a record joint and payed just under four
dollars to record one song He started sing many genres "He" was Elvis Presly When he danced it was with his legs and bouncing motion and some kickin motion Hip movements were considered sexually at this time Rock N' Roll started a few years after world war 2 Actual Timeline 1951-"Rocket 88" considered the first rock record is released 1952-Lil Richard's records are released 1953-Elvis presly makes first (private) recording 1954-Ray charles forms his own band 1955-the Movie black board jungle is released featuring bill haley and the comets "rock around the clock 1955-RCA signs Elvis presly 1955-the everly bros make their first studio recordings 1956-Elvis' first film "love me tender" 1956-an important recording session at sun studio's for jerry lee lewis, carl perkons, elvis presly, and johnny cash, the million dollar cortet 1975-Chuck berry releases the hits "school day"
and "rock n roll music 1958-Elvis was drafted into the U.S. Army 1959-Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash 1950's 1960's 1960-Elvis presly apperars on the ed sullivan show following his army stint 1961-Big Soul hits for groups like the Shireless, the Marvelettes, Dion splits from the Belmonts 1962-The Supremes have their first record released by Motown. The Twist takes off 1963-Surf music rules the airways, created by Dick Dale 1964-The Beatles hit America leading the British Invasion 1965-Bob Dylan plugs in at Newport Folk Festival spawning Folk-Rock 1966-The Monkees T.V. series begins 1966-The Beach Boys' pet sounds album arrives 1967-Monterey Pop festival begins the open air Rock Festival concept 1967-The Beatles' Sgt Pepper is unleashed 1967-Cream issues their first two albums 1968-Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention release We're only in it for the money 1969-Woodstock Music and Arts Festival draws half a million fans to a Max Yasgar's farm in New York 1969-The Who's rock opera Tommy is introduced 1970's 1970-Death of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin within a month of each other 1970-The Greatful Dead release both Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. 1970-The Beatles break up 1971-Deaths of Jim Morrison (The Doors) and Duane Allman (Allman Bros. Band) 1971 - Songwriter Carole king releases her Tapesety album 1972-Smokey Robinson leaves The Miracles to go solo 1973-Led Zeppelin's Tour is a record breaker 1973-Pink Floyd releases Darkside of the Moon 1974-Bob Dylan and the Band tour together 1975-Rob Stewart offically quits the faces 1975-Bruce Springsteen releases Born to Run 1976-Stevie Wonder's album release songs In the Key would win 5 grammy
awards 1976-Frampton Comes Alive is released 1977-The Disco influence is felt as Saturday Night Fever becomes a best selling album 1977-meatloaf's Bat out of Hell is released 1977-Elvis Presly dies 1978-Van Halen released their first album 1979-The Who's released two movies, go on tour and eleven fans are trampled to death at their Cincinnati Concert 1980's 1980-John Lennon is murdered in front of his New York apartment 1981-Paul McCartney's wings disbands after over 20 hits 1982-The Eagles disband until hell freezes over 1982-Micheal Jackson's Thriller album is released late in the year 1983-David Bowie's "let's dance" hits number one with Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar 1984-Jackie Wilson succumbs to along illness 1985-"We Are the World" is recorded by 46 U.S. artists in support of suffering people in the U.S.A. and africa 1986-The Rolling Stones are awarded a life time Achievment Grammy 1987-Billy Joel tours and records an album in Russia 1988-Whitney Houston earns her consecutive Number One single 1988-Superstar ensemble The Traveling Wilburys release an album, just before Roy Orbison's passing 1989-Milli Vanilli wins 1989 Best New Artist Grammy, only to have the award taken back when it is revealed that they did not sing on their own debut album 1990's 1990-Curtis Mayfield (The Impressions) is paralyzed preparing
for a stage concert 1991-Cardinal O'Connor askes the Pope to excommunicate Madonna 1991-Guns N' Roses release Use Your Illusion I and II 1991-Queen's Freddy Mercury died from complications related to AIDS 1992-Seattle becomes the core of Grunge Rock with groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1992-Prince changes his name 1993-U2 finishes up a two year 200/200ropa '93 world tour 1994-Kurt Cobain's death is shared by a new generation of rock fans 1994-Sheryl Crow flies with her Tuesday Night Music Club, and a tour opening for the reunited Eagles 1994-Hootie and the Blowfish debut Cracked rear view mirror 1995-Rock and Roll hall of Fame and museum opens in Cleveland 1995-Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill is a multi-million seller 1995-Neil Young and Pearl Jam preform and record together 1996 - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men team up for "One Sweet Day" which tops the charts for an unpredected 16 consecutive weeks. 1997 - Lillith Tour spotlights female healiners. 1998 - "Ginger Spice" Geri Halliwell exits the popular Spice Girls. 1998 - the Rolling Stones give concerts in Russia, followed shortly by Ringo Starr's Fourth All-Star Band. Random Facts 1962 - Rolling Stones formed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones 1978 - Led Zepplin is Formed 1968 - Led Zepplin is formed. 1970 - Aerosmith is formed 1973 - AC/DC is an Austrailian rock band formed in Sydney by Malcom and Angus Young 1970 - Ozzy Ozborne began performing and a lead singer of Black Sabbath By Rebecca, Shelby, and Alice
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